After two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies sustained multiple gunshot wounds upon being ambushed while sitting in their patrol vehicle on Saturday, alleged Black Lives Matters protesters stormed the hospital where the officers were transported to for emergency surgery.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, protesters attempted to block the entrance and exit of the hospital. Protesters also shouted that they hoped the injured officers died.
“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through,” the agency said.
Video taken from outside the hospital showed one protester tell law enforcement officers standing guard outside the hospital, “I hope they f***ing die,” referring to the injured officers.